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Online Nursery Shop

Discussion in 'UK Websites For Sale' started by roydovaston, Sep 25, 2010.

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  1. roydovaston

    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    Hi,

    Thinking of selling our Online Nursery Shop. The domain is leased but an absolute premium domain with some strong organic listings. Domain lease is for next 3 years with a further 3 years option built in.

    Current 12 month turnover £122k across 1844 orders.

    5k estimated stock.

    Please PM me for more information.

    I must stress we're only considering the sale, if the right offer comes in then we are serious sellers but silly offers will be ignored as we would be perfectly happy to continue with the development and growth of the shop.

    Thanks

    Roy
     
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    As Duncan Bannatyne says :

    Turnover for vanity
    PROFIT for sanity

    What was the profit for the last 12 months ?
     
  4. roydovaston

    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    For more information please PM. I want to keep that type of information for seriously interested prospects only. I do not want sensitive information of that nature made public.

     
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    Does it have an option to buy that the domain owner cannot take away?

    As only a fool would buy a web business where the domain owner can simply say "thanks for all the link building and rankings you built for us, but we'll take it back now..."

    Or can they can simply keep jacking up the price? As they'll know you have no option but to keep paying it, or you just lost your full business.
     
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    I second this, very valid points raised.

    Maybe you can share the basics on your lease agreement terms?
     
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    Also,
    Out of curiosity, is the lessor someone from this board?
     
  9. roydovaston

    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    I appreciate your concerns but the lease is secure at a reasonable price. There is currently no option to buy.

    The domain is leased from a very trustworthy source and i'm sure given a little communication with the leasing company it could be reserved for even longer. I did have concerns when we first started about the domain being leased but it really isn't a problem as they're trustworthy and have no interest in snatching the domain back for their own use, they have lots of domains and they profit from leasing them. I have been assured there is going to be no silly price hikes in the future and the friendly nature of the domain owner means negotiation is simple and pain free!!

    Frog, there really is no need to put a negative spin on this and like i said we're only serious sellers for a serious offer so we're not going to be selling for anything less than the worth of the business and the potential otherwise we're happy to continue developing and growing the business for our own gain. The only reason we're considering sale so early is because we manage other successful shops which we'd like to put more effort into.
     
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    It was a valid question as it strikes at the value of what you're trying to sell.

    He sounds like a thoroughly nice chap, I'll just go ahead and buy a business with a 6 figure turnover, he definitely won't screw me when a better offer from a direct competitor comes along:rolleyes:


    I'd be trying to sell too if I realised I'd bought such a lemon.
     
  11. roydovaston

    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    I think your aggressive replies have been uncalled for. I didn't post here expecting this. I haven't even told you the domain because I think it's better kept private from forums. If you haven't got anything better to do I'd rather you didn't reply. Absolutely shocked at your inconsiderate replies.

     
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    This is a sales thread, please read the rules. if your not interested then theres no need to post. He's not asking for an appraisal.
     
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    My replies are very considerate - not of you though, more in the direction of anyone who's going to be stupid enough to buy a business build on quicksand when their domain vanishes from under them. Go try Flippa.com and some crackpot who doesn't understand buying a business will snap your hand off on a 6 figure turnover.
     
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    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    Thanks Frog for trying your best to ruin my thread, I was not expecting a member of this forum to try and ruin someone else's oppurtunity. It's almost ridiculous that you'd input into this subject when you consider you have no knowledge of my lease agreement contract or even the domain in question which has been kept secret.

    You're an absolute idiot Frog.
     
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    There is a very simple solution to the issue of the domain being leased which removes the possibility of the owner jacking up the rental prices.

    It isn't really a problem at all and would take no time at all to fix.
     
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    He said the contract of the lease is properly formed. Don't doubt him. Its up to the owner to do due dilligence, not for you to interrogate.

    I would suggest flippa / similar though.
     
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    everyone has the right to say what they feel

    everyone has the right to say what they feel however we should all be polite .

    i am not saying anyone is not .... but look this is a forum , guy puts a site on for sale its a little unusual ... rented ? so i think justified to ask questions .

    i am a potential buyer ... to be honest i am little confused as to how it would work with the lease in place but after the discussion it seems to make a little more sense .

    i don't know who ur leasing it off but if u can get a longer term agreement with them then potential ... for example if it was a shop , and i had a ten year lease it would be worth lots dont have to own the freehold .

    please send me details of the lease agreement
    thanks
     
  18. roydovaston

    roydovaston (0) Active Member New Trader

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    Thanks for you interest and discussion so far, i have lots of PM's. I probably should have warned in the initial forum posting we're looking for low £xxx,xxx offers.
     
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